It's been quite a year for Durham. The latest event to bring thousands of people into the City was the Lumiere festival which ended last night.
Record numbers came to see the 27 light installations, although not all local businesses were happy, as Derek Proud reports.
175,000 people visited Durham for the Lumiere Festival. Organisers said they were delighted with the success of the event. It was the third Lumiere and ran between November 14 - 17.
The Lumiere Festival got underway in Durham earlier this evening.
40,000 visitors are expected to visit the exhibition between now and Sunday.
Frances Read was there for us.
Guardian Angels is a group of watering cans, which will be on North Road Roundabout. They appear white by day but light up at night, with fibre-optic cables giving the appearance of water.
Organisers unveiled the programme for this year's Lumiere Festival, in Durham. The event brings light displays and installations to the city centre and can attract hundreds of thousands of visitors.
Jonny Blair reports.
Organisers of Lumiere in Durham have said their aim is to transform the city for a few days and to raise its profile long-term. The light festival attracted 150,000 visitors in 2011, and returns in November.
Helen Marriage is one of the organisers of the festival.
Organisers of Lumiere in Durham will unveil the programme for this year's festival at a launch later. The festival, described as a "celebration of light" is held over four days and places art displays and installations around the city.
The last time it was held, in November 2011, it was seen by 150,000 people and brought in £4.3m to the local economy.
This year's festival will be held from 14th - 17th November.